Jazz Review, Dec.2004 Featured Artist: Sten Hostfalt CD Title: Eternity Check Year: 2002 Record Label: g-wOw Records Style: Contemporary Jazz Musicians: Sten Hostfalt (guitar, compositions and guitar synthesizer), Matthew Garrison (electric bass), Lise-Lotte Norelius (drums), Takuya Nakamura (trumpet and electronics), Magnus Lind (accordion), Blake Lindberg (drums) Review:"Eternity Check," released in 2002, is the brainchild of guitarist/composer Sten Hostfalt. Hostfalt, who hails from Sweden, presents a clever, innovative improvisation that is matchless. The four track compact disc marks Hostfalt's debut as a lead performer, and "Eternity Check" features American and European interpretations of original improvised material. Hostfalt has studied with Jimmy Guiffre, Paul Bley, Joe Maneri, George Russell as well as master classes with Toru Takemitsu and Gyorgi Ligeti at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Tracks: Five Days, Number Four, Krux, Eternity Check Reviewed by: Natasha Washington Copyright © 2005 JazzReview.com ®. All Rights Reserved. --JazzReview.com
Acclaimed NYC electric guitar virtuoso Sten Hostfalt's 2002 Paul Bley initiated CD debute as a leader Eternity Check, casts a 1992 american quartet and a 2001 scandinavian trio session back to back. Featuring trumpet player Takuya Nakamura, accordionist Magnus Lindh and drummers Lise-Lotte Norelius and Blake Lindberg. As well as notably electric bass guitar virtuoso and Down Beat Magazine critics poll-winner Matthew Garrison, here heard in one of his very first recordings.